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2022 BLD PNW Conference: Building Connectivity

October 6, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

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The B Corp Leadership Development Pacific Northwest (BLD PNW) Conference is a one-day event organized by B Corps, for B Corps. By inspiring and connecting B Corps and their teams, we build a stronger movement to use business as a force for good.

We are excited to welcome and feature:

Morning Speakers:

  • 8:30am: Welcome and Kickoff with B Local PDX Board Chairs, Past & Present (Kel Moody, David Kahl, and Cameron Madill)
  • 8:55am: Remarks from our Connectivity Sponsor and Introduction of Morning Keynote (joemil santos, New Seasons Food Equity Program Supervisor)
  • 9:00am: Morning Keynote (Susannah Morgan, CEO, Oregon Food Bank)
  • 9:30am: An Update From B Lab (Jodi Beasley, Senior Director of Community, B Lab)
  • 9:55am: Mindful Hydration with LoveBottle (Minna Yoo, CEO, LoveBottle)
  • 10:15am: Break
  • 10:30am: New Seasons: Scaling Systems Change (Athena Petty, Senior Sustainability Manager, New Seasons)
  • 10:50am: Tillamook: Scaling Systems Change (Paul Snyder, Executive Vice President, Tillamook)
  • 11:15am: Reinvesting in Portland (Erin Tassey Krug, President, Quinn Thomas, Ryan Buchanan, Founder and Chairman, Thesis, and Candace Beeke, Publisher, Portland Business Journal)
  • 12:00pm: Lunch

Afternoon Speakers and Breakouts:

  • 1:00pm: Afternoon Keynote (Reyna Lopez, Executive Director, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN))
  • 1:30pm: Break
  • 1:45pm Breakout #1, Boardroom: B Local PDX’s CEO Cohort Program (David Kahl, Founder, Fully, and Cameron Madill, CEO, PixelSpoke)
  • 1:45pm Breakout #2, Main Hall: Putting the Justice in JEDI (Alexis Braly James, CEO, Construct the Present, Anna Madill, Founder and CEO, Avenue, Alysha Schultz, Director of Marketing and Branding, Intuitive Digital, and Hazel Valdez, Associate Director for the Oregon Bioscience Incubator(OBI) & OTRADI)
  • 1:45pm Breakout #3, Kitchen: Federal and State Climate Policy and Investments (Robin Wang, Principal, Vibrant Future LLC / CFO Selections, Tim Miller, Director, Oregon Business for Climate, and Kylie Nealis, Senior Program Manager, Climate Justice with B Lab)
  • 2:45pm: Break
  • 3:15pm: Breakout #4, Boardroom: Beyond B Corp, Operationalizing Your Values (Sarah Holdeman and Rebecca Goldcrump, The Impact Collective)
  • 3:15pm: Breakout #5, Main Hall: Intentional Investing: Investment as a Tool for Community Development (Anna Mackay, Founder, Sister City and Short Stack Housing, Caroline Lewis, Partner, Rogue Venture Partners, Jason Hilton, Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO), Matt Bryant, Arnerich Massena)
  • 3:15pm: Breakout #6, Kitchen, Building Sustainable Supply Chains within our Community (Scott Hamlin, CEO and founder, Looptworks, and Elias Stahl, CEO and co-founder, HILOS)
  • 4:20pm: Polarization in Public Discourse: Building Connection Across Difference (Michelle Neiss, President, DHM Research)
  • Conference Closing Remarks: Reception Sponsor Beneficial State Bank

Hosted Reception until 6:00pm

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October 6, 2022
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
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